Netflix (NFLX) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 1.95

Media coverage about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Netflix earned a daily sentiment score of 1.95 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the Internet television network an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Netflix’s analysis:

NASDAQ NFLX opened at $290.30 on Tuesday. Netflix has a 1 year low of $178.38 and a 1 year high of $423.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.66, a current ratio of 1.39 and a quick ratio of 1.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $124.78 billion, a PE ratio of 232.24, a PEG ratio of 3.60 and a beta of 1.13.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 16th. The Internet television network reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.21. Netflix had a net margin of 8.48% and a return on equity of 29.52%. The firm had revenue of $4 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.99 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.29 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 34.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Netflix will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NFLX has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. MKM Partners boosted their price target on shares of Netflix from $395.00 to $415.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 16th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Netflix to $450.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. Atlantic Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $413.00 price target on shares of Netflix in a research note on Monday, September 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on shares of Netflix to $450.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $370.00 price target on shares of Netflix and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and thirty have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Netflix presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $376.99.

In other news, CFO David B. Wells sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $352.27, for a total value of $352,270.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 576 shares in the company, valued at approximately $202,907.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Reed Hastings sold 78,092 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $266.87, for a total transaction of $20,840,412.04. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 78,092 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,840,412.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 333,150 shares of company stock valued at $108,492,211. Company insiders own 4.29% of the company’s stock.

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Netflix Company Profile

Netflix, Inc, an Internet television network, engages in the Internet delivery of television (TV) shows and movies on various Internet-connected screens. It operates in three segments: Domestic Streaming, International Streaming, and Domestic DVD. The company offers TV shows and movies, including original series, documentaries, and feature films.

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